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Final Prototype

With a looks-like/works-like prototype, a stable BOM and CAD Package, it’s time to sharpen your estimates and de-risk your manufacturing plans.

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New US DOT Battery Regulations

The Federal Department of Transportation recently released updated regulations for the transport of lithium batteries (49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, and...

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The Future of Hardware - Part 2: The Trends

As both the future of hardware and the way that hardware is manufactured continues to evolve, here are some of the important changes I see shaping the...

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This Cooler Raised $13 Million From Crowdfunding—But What Happens Next? Enter Dragon Innovation

The wild success stories of crowdfunding are becoming legendary. Take Coolest Cooler—an all-in-one outdoor entertainment solution that combines a 60-q...

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6 Guidelines for CAD Modeling

When developing a product, you are never designing just one part; it is (almost) always an assembly of mechanical and electrical components. I recomme...

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Proto-gold: The Use of Protomold in Early Development

One of many valuable online resources for learning how to design plastic parts is the use of Protomold's automated website. Protomold not only make pa...

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Dragon Innovation Presents: Roomba Teardown

Background: Prior to co-founding Dragon Innovation in 2009, Scott led a team at iRobot to set up and oversee the manufacturing of the first four milli...

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